Learn how to draw a great looking Stingray with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.
By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a perfect Stingray.
"Oh, let's name the species, the species, the species. Let's name the species that live in the sea. There's Porifera, Coelenterata, Hydrozoa, Scyphozoa, Anthozoa, Ctenophora, bryozoans three, Gastropoda, Arthropoda, Echinodermata, and some fish like you and me!"
- Mr. Ray, Finding Nemo
The stingray is a type of fish found in both the oceans and in fresh water. Stingrays have rounded, flat bodies and long tails. Some have a venomous spine at the base of the tail, and a few river-dwelling species can generate an electric shock.
They can easily camouflage themselves by hiding beneath the sand. They can reach up to 6.5 feet in length and weigh up to 790 pounds.
There are about 220 known species of stingrays. Many are endangered due to overfishing. While most live in warm, tropical waters, at least one deep-water species has been discovered.
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In popular culture, stingrays may be depicted in animation. One example is Mr. Ray from Disney's Finding Nemo(2003). Other objects have been named after the animal, including a classic car and a 1960s television series.
Would you like to draw a friendly stingray? Now you can, with the help of this easy, step-by-step animal drawing tutorial.
All you will need is a pencil, pen, or marker and a sheet of paper. This simple tutorial uses curved lines, circles, and lines shaped like letters of the alphabet.
Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Stingray
How to Draw a Great Looking Stingray for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1
1. Begin by drawing a curvy, "S" shaped line. This outlines the front of the stingray as well as one of its rays, or fins.
Easy Stingray Drawing - Step 2
2. Use a series of curved lines to enclose the stingray's body. Use a long, curved line for its back. Then, use a shorter line to outline its barb, or stinger. Finally, use long lines to form the tail, which ends in a gentle point.
Easy Stingray Drawing - Step 3
3. Use curved lines to enclose a curved, triangular shape below the ray. This forms the underbelly and the underside of the fin.
Easy Stingray Drawing - Step 4
4. Use two "U" shaped lines to enclose the stingray's open mouth. Draw a curved line down the center of the inner "U" to indicate the tongue.
Easy Stingray Drawing - Step 5
5. Use a long, curved line to enclose a rounded, roughly triangular shape above the stingray's back. This forms the remaining ray.
Easy Stingray Drawing - Step 6
6. Pattern the stingray with spots and speckles. Draw small circles and dots across its lower back and fin. Detail the front of the far fin with curved lines.
Easy Stingray Drawing - Step 7
7. Enclose two curved shapes above the face. They should be pointed on each side. These indicate the stingray's eyebrows.
Add More Details to Your Stingray Picture - Step 8
8. Draw one of the stingray's eyes. Draw three successively smaller circles, one within the other.
Complete the Outline of Your Stingray Drawing - Step 9
9. Draw the remaining eye using three successively smaller circles, one within the other.
Color Your Stingray Drawing
Color your stingray. Many are brown or grey, but some, such as the blue-spotted stingray, display bright colors.
You'll find plenty of other ocean-dwelling creatures - including whales, sharks, and jellyfish - among our animal drawing guides.
For more great Sealife drawing tutorials, see the 31 Easy to Draw Sealife Drawing Tutorials post.
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